Thursday, July 27, 2006

The demise of Supermum

I used to be Supermum .... that's what I thought of myself.

Five children (the oldest 10 ) - having a career - running a frum home - being a "perfect wife etc.

I'm not Supermum anymore. I don't bathe my kids, cook their food, change nappies, clear the table, get them dressed, take them to school, put them in bed and the list goes on. I don't even do much for myself anymore like taking a shower, going to the bathroom, putting on a sheitl, going to a shiur etc etc. I have a live-in careworker who does everything now.

Sounds great doesn't it. I always complained before of how busy I was and that I had no time for myself. I used to dream of having a life of leisure. But now I've got it I don't like it.

Yes, I am still "Mum" and will always be that even if I sit in a wheelchair and do nothing all day.

Yes, I still work and have a sort of career.

It's just the loss of the word "Super" that is upsetting for me. I am just "Mrs Average" now.

I think the lesson here for me (and everyone else) is "Ezer who ashir hasameach be'helko".

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